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November 16, 2012This week on CW: Sherwin-Williams is buying Mexican paints company Corsorcio Comex for $2.34 billion. The deal doubles the size of Sherwin-Williams’ Latin American...
November 13, 2012EFCG says EU directive does not address API quality issues; calls for mandatory inspection of API manufacturing sites The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), an industry...
November 9, 2012This Week in CW: As earnings season beings to slow down, several companies are still reporting varied third quarter results. In the US, Georgia Gulf reported a rise in net income due...
November 6, 2012Lonza to cut 500 jobs Lonza, in its business update announcement for the third quarter of 2012, says that it will make further efforts to improve the profitability of the company's...
November 2, 2012This Week in CW: Top producers report more losses in this week’s earnings roundup as companies continue to report their third quarter results. In the US, ExxonMobil...
October 30, 2012Lonza chairman denies takeover discussions By Ian Young Lonza chairman Rolf Soiron has denied speculation that the company has held acquisition talks with a potential buyer for Lonza...
October 26, 2012This week in CW: More companies report earnings for the third quarter—and economic uncertainty mixed with raw material costs and other challenges are causing drops in earnings...
October 23, 2012Mylan buys API plant in India Active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), intermediates and formulations manufacturer SMS Pharmaceuticals (Hyderabad, India) informed the Bombay Stock...
October 26, 2012The chemicals industry is being hit harder than most by the combination of rising energy prices, government-mandated carbon taxes, and emissions trading schemes. The industry faces a...
October 25, 2012Affordability of HIV/AIDS drugs is critical for the well-being and survival of patients especially in underdeveloped countries. Companies have done an excellent job of inventing the...